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* The Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' transformed it into a goofy comedy show with many characters' personalities becoming completely altered. [[http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Beast_Wars_(cartoon)#Japanese_dub Examples can be found]] on the [[Wiki/TFWikiDotNet Transformers Wiki]].
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' also suffered similar translations when translated into Japanese. Of the two, ''Prime'' was hit the hardest-- Airachnid was changed from an AxCrazy psychopath to a shrill girly-girl who was in love with Jack, the Insecticons were all given comedic, ill-fitting voices, and most damningly of all, the ''entire third season was cut'', due to an enforced 52-episode limit given by the network. The season 2 finale, "Darkest Hour", had the last several minutes hacked off (including its CliffHanger ending) in order to convert it into a series finale. The "Beast Hunters" season was replaced by a series of Japan-original direct-to-DVD shorts collectively entitled ''Anime/TransformersGo'', which have very little to do with the main plot of ''Prime''.

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* The Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' transformed it into a goofy comedy show with many characters' personalities becoming completely altered. [[http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Beast_Wars_(cartoon)#Japanese_dub Examples can be found]] on the [[Wiki/TFWikiDotNet Transformers Wiki]].
Wiki]]. These changes would also be carried over to sequel series ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' also suffered similar translations when translated into Japanese. Of the two, ''Prime'' was hit the hardest-- Airachnid was changed from an AxCrazy psychopath to a shrill girly-girl who was in love with Jack, the Insecticons were all given comedic, ill-fitting voices, and most damningly of all, the ''entire third season was cut'', due to an enforced 52-episode limit given by the network. The season 2 finale, "Darkest Hour", had the last several minutes hacked off (including its CliffHanger ending) in order to convert it into a series finale. The "Beast Hunters" season was replaced by a series of Japan-original direct-to-DVD shorts collectively entitled ''Anime/TransformersGo'', which have very little to do with the main plot of ''Prime''. These changes can be laid at the feet of sound designer and franchise localizer Yoshikazu Iwanami[[note]]whose other localization credits include ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987''[[/note]], who would also gain infamy among the anime fandom for his sound effects work in shows like ''Anime/Berserk2016'' and ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''.


** The UrExample in English is the King James version, first commissioned by James I of England in 1611. The translators were instructed to ensure that it supported the views of the Church of England. It subsequently gained significant prominence in the English-speaking world, but the extreme version would have to be the super-[[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_James_Only_movement King James Only]]" movement, which considers the King James version the ''only'' proper translation (even if not the original) and all other translations in any other language a {{Macekre}} by {{Satan}} himself.

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** The UrExample in English is the King James version, first commissioned by James I of England in 1611. The translators were instructed to ensure that it supported the views of the Church of England. It subsequently gained significant prominence in the English-speaking world, but the extreme version would have to be the super-[[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_James_Only_movement King James Only]]" movement, which considers the King James version the ''only'' proper translation (even if not the original) and all other translations in any other language language[[note]]sometimes with very specific exceptions, like Luther's German Bible[[/note]] a {{Macekre}} by {{Satan}} himself.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' got an amazing German dub, with some of the characters coming off arguably ''better'' than the English original...except for Doc. The German dubbers did this for the character's dialogue. Doc's dialogue was meant to be three-quarters SarcasmMode and the German dub used SincerityMode, which completely missed the point of the character being the show's comic relief.


* ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'' is about Jason Frudnick, a high school senior piloting the tank Sophia III (as named in the "Worlds of Power" {{novelization}}) to save his pet frog Fred and beat underground mutants and their leader, the Plutonium Boss. Its Japanese counterpart, ''Super Planetary War Chronicle [=MetaFight=]'', however, ([[AllThereInTheManual according to the manual]]) is about Kane Gardner piloting the Metal Attacker on the ''planet'' Sophia III to defeat the [[TheEmpire Invem Dark Star Cluster]] army of mutants and their emperor Goez. Since [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the game was more successful outside of Japan]], Japan eventually got the ''Blaster Master'' story in the UsefulNotes/PlayStation sequel ''Blaster Master: Blasting Again''. The 2017 reboot ''Blaster Master Zero'' contains elements of both stories.

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* ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'' is about Jason Frudnick, a high school senior piloting the tank Sophia III (as named in the "Worlds of Power" {{novelization}}) to save his pet frog Fred and beat underground mutants and their leader, the Plutonium Boss. Its Japanese counterpart, ''Super Planetary War Chronicle [=MetaFight=]'', however, ([[AllThereInTheManual according to the manual]]) is about Kane Gardner piloting the Metal Attacker on the ''planet'' Sophia III to defeat the [[TheEmpire Invem Dark Star Cluster]] army of mutants and their emperor Goez. Since [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the game was more successful outside of Japan]], Japan eventually got the ''Blaster Master'' story in the UsefulNotes/PlayStation sequel ''Blaster Master: Blasting Again''. The 2017 reboot ''Blaster Master Zero'' ''VideoGame/BlasterMasterZero'' contains elements of both stories.


** ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': A lot was changed in the early years. Character names were changed (largely to match the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue games']] localizations), and characters' personalities were altered to make them more relatable to American children (and at least in Misty and Brock's case, to tone down the sexuality). It was a hit anyway, even among those who were aware of the changes, although it did become mainstream enough to help establish anime's SnarkBait reputation in the West. Funnily enough on the other hand, [=4Kids'=] successor in localization of the anime (The Pokemon Company International); ironically gained some reputation out of nostalgia from an older audience of viewers in comparison to [=TPCI=]'s efforts of localizing, and their dub is seen as their one example of SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing in the West despite the downplayed changes from [=TPCI=].

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** ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': A lot was changed in the early years. Character names were changed (largely to match the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue games']] localizations), and characters' personalities were altered to make them more relatable to American children (and at least in Misty and Brock's case, to tone down the sexuality). It was a hit anyway, even among those who were aware of the changes, although it did become mainstream enough to help establish the anime's SnarkBait reputation in the West. Funnily enough on the other hand, [=4Kids'=] successor in localization of the anime (The Pokemon Company International); ironically gained some reputation out of nostalgia from an older audience of viewers in comparison to [=TPCI=]'s efforts of localizing, and their dub is seen as their one example of SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing in the West despite the downplayed changes from [=TPCI=].


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** ''Super Megaforce'' is a fascinatingly bad example of this. Not that it can't be explained, it's just that the explanation is so jarring, you literally have to watch ''Gokaiger'' then watch ''Super Megaforce'' in their entireties to believe it. A series about space pirates coming to Earth to find the Greatest Treasure in the Galaxy, but along the way grow to appreciate the Earth, grow as people, & learn about the legacy of the previous Super Sentai teams, to give an excuse for newer audience members to also learn about them as well, that's heavily influenced by ''One Piece'' is replaced with a stripped down version that barely tries to fuse the pre-established ''Megaforce'' plot & characters with the bare minimum they needed to from ''Gokaiger'' to make the season. Wanna know how well that went? In stripping down ''Gokaiger's'' overall plot, they essentially made it into ''MMPR'' season 1, removing a lot of what was in ''Gokaiger'', but unlike ''MMPR'' season 1, didn't even remotely try to introduce anything new to replace what they removed. As a result, they kept the day-to-day plots, wholesale, I may add, but they didn't fit into the new context because some of the characters, Jake and Noah mostly, don't exactly match up with their ''Gokaiger'' counterparts due to having personalities that would fit better in the opposite situations, the main suits are blatantly pirate-themed, as are the weapons and zords, but they go unexplained as to why, the characters just know how to use their predecessor's powers (which, admittedly was a thing in Gokaiger, but you could imagine the ship, or Akared, had explanations of how to use them that they used to practice with them before the show began), several new teams that are said to be "never before seen on [Earth]" never getting explanations (because they're from Sentai teams that weren't adapted into Power Rangers, due to being before ''Zyuranger'', and in ''Dairanger's'' case, they never used the main 5 suits from that season)[[note]]in fact, the only way this could've been worse would've been if they had used the footage from the first 2 ''Super Hero Taisen'' movies of the Gokaigers transforming into 6 of the main combos of ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' and various ''Franchise/MetalHeroes''[[/note]] as to what they are, or who they belonged to, a weird choice in episodes to adapt from ''Gokaiger'' that resulted in better ones that would've been great to see in ''Power Rangers'' not getting used, no episodes explaining who the past teams were, or why they mattered in the grand scheme of things (essentially, they picked only the episodes that introduced new toys, a few random fillers, and a few plot-relevent episodes, with some that were fused together that were originally 2-parters, with absolutely no attempt to alter the pacing, as a result), wasted past actor cameos that were saved for a few minutes, at best, cameos in the last episode that felt more like self-indulgence on the producer's parts than awesome, and a lack of tension overall because of the overemphasis on the action scenes from ''Gokaiger'' lead to apathy over the current situations, as well as the series not having a conclusion, thus making the whole series feel like an insult, a joke, &/or just a waste of your time to have watched[[note]]not helping is that in the second half of the season, they switched back to ''Goseiger'' footage to deal with Vrak, as opposed to keep using ''Gokaiger'' footage by using the monster costume for Basco Ta Jolokia, given that Vrak was an InvoluntaryShapeshifter[[/note]]. Longtime fans, of both ''Power Rangers'' and ''Super Sentai'' as well as the people who like both, hated it, the main 6 actors hated it, and Jonathan Tzachor was let go as showrunner and was replaced by Judd Lynn. According to a few of the main actors, this was mainly due to the higher-ups not caring at all because it's a kid's show, which would explain a lot if you actually think about the series from a production standpoint.
** ''Dino Charge'', compared to ''Super Megaforce'', however, is a, mostly, well-received series as the producers took fan reception to not only SM, but the original Sentai, ''Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger'', into account and made changes that makes the series come off better than either, although many would argue you couldn't get worse than ''Megaforce''. This includes toning down characters to make them easier to bare, adapting what worked in the Sentai and either changing, or improving what didn't to make the result a considerable improvement over both, plus creative &/or playful nods to the original Sentai, some in easter egg form, to acknowledge the part of the fanbase that knows about it and has watched it. The second season, however, has been far less positively received, due to focusing mostly on fillers and being a step down in quality from the first, as well as the ending, which might result in serious HarsherInHindsight down the road if not already.

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** ''Super Megaforce'' is a fascinatingly bad example of this. Not that it can't be explained, it's just that the explanation is so jarring, you literally have to watch ''Gokaiger'' then watch ''Super Megaforce'' in their entireties to believe it. A series about space pirates coming to Earth to find the Greatest Treasure in the Galaxy, but along the way grow to appreciate the Earth, grow as people, & and learn about the legacy of the previous Super Sentai teams, to give an excuse for newer audience members to also learn about them as well, that's heavily influenced by ''One Piece'' is replaced with a stripped down version that barely tries to fuse the pre-established ''Megaforce'' plot & and characters with the bare minimum they needed to from ''Gokaiger'' to make the season. Wanna know how well that went? In stripping down ''Gokaiger's'' overall plot, they essentially made it into ''MMPR'' season 1, removing a lot of what was in ''Gokaiger'', but unlike ''MMPR'' season 1, didn't even remotely try to introduce anything new to replace what they removed. As a result, they kept the day-to-day plots, wholesale, I may add, but they didn't fit into the new context because some of the characters, Jake and Noah mostly, don't exactly match up with their ''Gokaiger'' counterparts due to having personalities that would fit better in the opposite situations, the main suits are blatantly pirate-themed, as are the weapons and zords, but they go unexplained as to why, the characters just know how to use their predecessor's powers (which, admittedly was a thing in Gokaiger, but you could imagine the ship, or Akared, had explanations of how to use them that they used to practice with them before the show began), several new teams that are said to be "never before seen on [Earth]" never getting explanations (because they're from Sentai teams that weren't adapted into Power Rangers, due to being before ''Zyuranger'', and in ''Dairanger's'' case, they never used the main 5 suits from that season)[[note]]in fact, the only way this could've been worse would've been if they had used the footage from the first 2 ''Super Hero Taisen'' movies of the Gokaigers transforming into 6 of the main combos of ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' and various ''Franchise/MetalHeroes''[[/note]] as to what they are, or who they belonged to, a weird choice in episodes to adapt from ''Gokaiger'' that resulted in better ones that would've been great to see in ''Power Rangers'' not getting used, no episodes explaining who the past teams were, or why they mattered in the grand scheme of things (essentially, they picked only the episodes that introduced new toys, a few random fillers, and a few plot-relevent episodes, with some that were fused together that were originally 2-parters, with absolutely no attempt to alter the pacing, as a result), wasted past actor cameos that were saved for a few minutes, at best, cameos in the last episode that felt more like self-indulgence on the producer's parts than awesome, and a lack of tension overall because of the overemphasis on the action scenes from ''Gokaiger'' lead to apathy over the current situations, as well as the series not having a conclusion, thus making the whole series feel like an insult, a joke, &/or and/or just a waste of your time to have watched[[note]]not helping is that in the second half of the season, they switched back to ''Goseiger'' footage to deal with Vrak, as opposed to keep using ''Gokaiger'' footage by using the monster costume for Basco Ta Jolokia, given that Vrak was an InvoluntaryShapeshifter[[/note]]. Longtime fans, of both ''Power Rangers'' and ''Super Sentai'' as well as the people who like both, hated it, the main 6 actors hated it, and Jonathan Tzachor was let go as showrunner and was replaced by Judd Lynn. According to a few of the main actors, this was mainly due to the higher-ups not caring at all because it's a kid's show, which would explain a lot if you actually think about the series from a production standpoint.
** ''Dino Charge'', compared to ''Super Megaforce'', however, is a, mostly, well-received series as the producers took fan reception to not only SM, but the original Sentai, ''Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger'', into account and made changes that makes the series come off better than either, although many would argue you couldn't get worse than ''Megaforce''. This includes toning down characters to make them easier to bare, adapting what worked in the Sentai and either changing, or improving what didn't to make the result a considerable improvement over both, plus creative &/or and/or playful nods to the original Sentai, some in easter egg form, to acknowledge the part of the fanbase that knows about it and has watched it. The second season, however, has been far less positively received, due to focusing mostly on fillers and being a step down in quality from the first, as well as the ending, which might result in serious HarsherInHindsight down the road if not already.



* Nintendo of America's [[http://www.tanookisite.com/nintendo-censorship/ self-imposed decency guidelines]] scrubbed almost all references to religion, Nazis, sex, and gratuitous violence from the NES & SNES.

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* Nintendo of America's [[http://www.tanookisite.com/nintendo-censorship/ self-imposed decency guidelines]] scrubbed almost all references to religion, Nazis, sex, and gratuitous violence from the NES & and SNES.


* Woody Allen's ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'' and Steve Oedekerk's ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'' are what happens when the Cut-and-Paste Translation is combined with the GagDub and played entirely for comedy.

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* Woody Allen's ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'' and Steve Oedekerk's Creator/SteveOedekerk's ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'' are what happens when the Cut-and-Paste Translation is combined with the GagDub and played entirely for comedy.


** The original New World Pictures dub of ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' (which became "''Warriors of the Wind''") was {{Macekre}}d so heavily, it became one of the most reviled such translations of TheEighties. Miyazaki was so disgusted that he held off licensing his other films until someone approached him with a deal that ''stipulated'' no changes to the script or editing. When Miramax picked up ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', one of Studio Ghibli's producers reportedly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome sent the Miramax execs a katana with a note saying, "No cuts."]] Subsequent dubs, like ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' and ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' have largely been faithful to the original (with some {{Woolseyism}}s to get American viewers up to speed with some Japanese tropes).

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** The original New World Pictures dub of ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' (which became "''Warriors of the Wind''") was {{Macekre}}d so heavily, it became one of the most reviled such translations of TheEighties. Miyazaki was so disgusted that he held off licensing his other films until someone approached him with a deal that ''stipulated'' no changes to the script or editing. When Miramax picked up ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', one of Studio Ghibli's producers reportedly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome sent the Miramax execs a katana with a note saying, "No cuts."]] Subsequent dubs, like ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' and ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' have largely been faithful to the original (with some {{Woolseyism}}s to get American viewers up to speed with some Japanese tropes).


* Creator/SabanBrands had also pulled this off with the English adaptations of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' and ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' (which [[MarketBasedTitle were renamed to]] ''[[MarketBasedTitle Glitter Force]]'' [[MarketBasedTitle and]] ''[[MarketBasedTitle Glitter Force Doki Doki]]'' [[MarketBasedTitle respectively]]), by either removing or combining two episodes together, resulting in a shorter run time compared to the Japanese original. While ''Smile'' didn't loose too much from this, ''Doki Doki'' was hit hard with uneven pacing, since ''Doki Doki'' was purposefully designed so that it ''can't'' be abridged after Toei received criticism from ''Smile'''s constant use of {{Filler}}.

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* Creator/SabanBrands had also pulled this off with the English adaptations of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' and ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' (which [[MarketBasedTitle were renamed to]] ''[[MarketBasedTitle Glitter Force]]'' [[MarketBasedTitle and]] ''[[MarketBasedTitle Glitter Force Doki Doki]]'' [[MarketBasedTitle respectively]]), by either removing or combining two episodes together, resulting in a shorter run time compared to the Japanese original. While ''Smile'' didn't loose too much from this, ''Doki Doki'' was hit hard with uneven pacing, pacing and missing arcs from having over '''19 episodes re-cut or removed entirely''', since ''Doki Doki'' was purposefully designed so that it ''can't'' be abridged after Toei received criticism from ''Smile'''s constant use of {{Filler}}.

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* Creator/SabanBrands had also pulled this off with the English adaptations of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' and ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' (which [[MarketBasedTitle were renamed to]] ''[[MarketBasedTitle Glitter Force]]'' [[MarketBasedTitle and]] ''[[MarketBasedTitle Glitter Force Doki Doki]]'' [[MarketBasedTitle respectively]]), by either removing or combining two episodes together, resulting in a shorter run time compared to the Japanese original. While ''Smile'' didn't loose too much from this, ''Doki Doki'' was hit hard with uneven pacing, since ''Doki Doki'' was purposefully designed so that it ''can't'' be abridged after Toei received criticism from ''Smile'''s constant use of {{Filler}}.


** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' was a ShotForShotRemake at first, but Deker and Dayu had to be have their stories changed for censorship reasons. By the end, though, it made them much more sympathetic characters, and therefore tragic when [[spoiler:NeverSayDie doesn't mean you can't kill them after all.]] Said ShotForShotRemake was the result of ExecutiveMeddling, as producer Jonathan Tzachor vetoed it from straying too far from the source material - however, had he gotten his way, it would've been even closer to it's Sentai. This led to...

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** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' was a ShotForShotRemake at first, but Deker and Dayu had to be have their stories changed for censorship reasons. By the end, though, it made them much more sympathetic characters, and therefore tragic when [[spoiler:NeverSayDie doesn't mean you can't kill them after all.]] Said ShotForShotRemake was the result of ExecutiveMeddling, as producer Jonathan Tzachor vetoed it from any plans that would've straying too far from the source material[[note]]for comparison's sake, ''Wild Force'' writer Amit Bhaumik wrote a proposal that would've had a team of international rangers, and would've focused heavily on the rivalry between the team's red and the series counterpart to Juuzo - said rivalry did play a key part in both the source material and ''Samurai'', but not to the extent that it would've in his proposal[[/note]] - however, had he gotten his way, it would've been even closer to it's Sentai. This led to...



** ''Super Megaforce'' is a fascinatingly bad example of this. Not that it can't be explained, it's just that the explanation is so jarring, you literally have to watch ''Gokaiger'' then watch ''Super Megaforce'' in their entireties to believe it. A series about space pirates coming to Earth to find the Greatest Treasure in the Galaxy, but along the way grow to appreciate the Earth, grow as people, & learn about the legacy of the previous Super Sentai teams, to give an excuse for newer audience members to also learn about them as well, that's heavily influenced by ''One Piece'' is replaced with a stripped down version that barely tries to fuse the pre-established ''Megaforce'' plot & characters with the bare minimum they needed to from ''Gokaiger'' to make the season. Wanna know how well that went? In stripping down ''Gokaiger's'' overall plot, they essentially made it into ''MMPR'' season 1, removing a lot of what was in ''Gokaiger'', but unlike ''MMPR'' season 1, didn't even remotely try to introduce anything new to replace what they removed. As a result, they kept the day-to-day plots, wholesale, I may add, but they didn't fit into the new context because some of the characters, Jake and Noah mostly, don't exactly match up with their ''Gokaiger'' counterparts due to having personalities that would fit better in the opposite situations, the main suits are blatantly pirate-themed, as are the weapons and zords, but they go unexplained as to why, the characters just know how to use their predecessor's powers (which, admittedly was a thing in Gokaiger, but you could imagine the ship, or Akared, had explanations of how to use them that they used to practice with them before the show began), several new teams that are said to be "never before seen on [Earth]" never getting explanations (because they're from Sentai teams that weren't adapted into Power Rangers, due to being before ''Zyuranger'', and in ''Dairanger's'' case, they never used the main 5 suits from that season) as to what they are, or who they belonged to, a weird choice in episodes to adapt from ''Gokaiger'' that resulted in better ones that would've been great to see in ''Power Rangers'' not getting used, no episodes explaining who the past teams were, or why they mattered in the grand scheme of things (essentially, they picked only the episodes that introduced new toys, a few random fillers, and a few plot-relevent episodes, with some that were fused together that were originally 2-parters, with absolutely no attempt to alter the pacing, as a result), wasted past actor cameos that were saved for a few minute, at best, cameos in the last episode that felt more like self-indulgence on the producer's parts than awesome, and a lack of tension overall because of the overemphasis on the action scenes from ''Gokaiger'' lead to apathy over the current situations, as well as the series not having a conclusion, thus making the whole series feel like an insult, a joke, &/or just a waste of your time to have watched. Longtime fans, of both ''Power Rangers'' and ''Super Sentai'' as well as the people who like both, hated it, the main 6 actors hated it, and Jonathan Tzachor was let go as showrunner and was replaced by Judd Lynn. According to a few of the main actors, this was mainly due to the higher-ups not caring at all because it's a kid's show, which would explain a lot if you actually think about the series from a production standpoint.

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** ''Super Megaforce'' is a fascinatingly bad example of this. Not that it can't be explained, it's just that the explanation is so jarring, you literally have to watch ''Gokaiger'' then watch ''Super Megaforce'' in their entireties to believe it. A series about space pirates coming to Earth to find the Greatest Treasure in the Galaxy, but along the way grow to appreciate the Earth, grow as people, & learn about the legacy of the previous Super Sentai teams, to give an excuse for newer audience members to also learn about them as well, that's heavily influenced by ''One Piece'' is replaced with a stripped down version that barely tries to fuse the pre-established ''Megaforce'' plot & characters with the bare minimum they needed to from ''Gokaiger'' to make the season. Wanna know how well that went? In stripping down ''Gokaiger's'' overall plot, they essentially made it into ''MMPR'' season 1, removing a lot of what was in ''Gokaiger'', but unlike ''MMPR'' season 1, didn't even remotely try to introduce anything new to replace what they removed. As a result, they kept the day-to-day plots, wholesale, I may add, but they didn't fit into the new context because some of the characters, Jake and Noah mostly, don't exactly match up with their ''Gokaiger'' counterparts due to having personalities that would fit better in the opposite situations, the main suits are blatantly pirate-themed, as are the weapons and zords, but they go unexplained as to why, the characters just know how to use their predecessor's powers (which, admittedly was a thing in Gokaiger, but you could imagine the ship, or Akared, had explanations of how to use them that they used to practice with them before the show began), several new teams that are said to be "never before seen on [Earth]" never getting explanations (because they're from Sentai teams that weren't adapted into Power Rangers, due to being before ''Zyuranger'', and in ''Dairanger's'' case, they never used the main 5 suits from that season) season)[[note]]in fact, the only way this could've been worse would've been if they had used the footage from the first 2 ''Super Hero Taisen'' movies of the Gokaigers transforming into 6 of the main combos of ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' and various ''Franchise/MetalHeroes''[[/note]] as to what they are, or who they belonged to, a weird choice in episodes to adapt from ''Gokaiger'' that resulted in better ones that would've been great to see in ''Power Rangers'' not getting used, no episodes explaining who the past teams were, or why they mattered in the grand scheme of things (essentially, they picked only the episodes that introduced new toys, a few random fillers, and a few plot-relevent episodes, with some that were fused together that were originally 2-parters, with absolutely no attempt to alter the pacing, as a result), wasted past actor cameos that were saved for a few minute, minutes, at best, cameos in the last episode that felt more like self-indulgence on the producer's parts than awesome, and a lack of tension overall because of the overemphasis on the action scenes from ''Gokaiger'' lead to apathy over the current situations, as well as the series not having a conclusion, thus making the whole series feel like an insult, a joke, &/or just a waste of your time to have watched.watched[[note]]not helping is that in the second half of the season, they switched back to ''Goseiger'' footage to deal with Vrak, as opposed to keep using ''Gokaiger'' footage by using the monster costume for Basco Ta Jolokia, given that Vrak was an InvoluntaryShapeshifter[[/note]]. Longtime fans, of both ''Power Rangers'' and ''Super Sentai'' as well as the people who like both, hated it, the main 6 actors hated it, and Jonathan Tzachor was let go as showrunner and was replaced by Judd Lynn. According to a few of the main actors, this was mainly due to the higher-ups not caring at all because it's a kid's show, which would explain a lot if you actually think about the series from a production standpoint.



** ''Ninja Steel'' took fan reception from both DC and ''Shuriken Sentai Ninninger'', the Sentai being adapted - in the case of the latter, it's notable that it's widely considered to be one of the worst Sentai in recent memory, to the point where Western fans had gone from wanting it to be adapted into ''Power Rangers'' instead of the train-themed ''Ressha Sentai Toqger'' to wanting it to be over with by the time the series was over. The plot was made so that it's nothing like it's source material (the story of ''Ninninger'' was about the latest generation of a line of ninjas hunting yokai; ''Ninja Steel'', on the other hand, has an intergalactic gameshow hosted by the villains, with only 3 of the rangers[[note]]2 of the Reds and the Gold[[note]] related), and the red's personality (which was the usual IdiotHero taken UpToEleven) was toned down. It repeats some elements of ''Dino Charge'', although the series ''has'' been better received than it's source material.

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** ''Ninja Steel'' took fan reception from both DC and ''Shuriken Sentai Ninninger'', the Sentai being adapted - in the case of the latter, it's notable that it's widely considered to be one of the worst Sentai in recent memory, to the point where Western fans had gone from wanting it to be adapted into ''Power Rangers'' instead of the train-themed ''Ressha Sentai Toqger'' to wanting it to be over with by the time the series was over. The plot was made so that it's nothing like it's source material (the story of ''Ninninger'' was about the latest generation of a line of ninjas hunting yokai; yokai, with the gold ranger being unrelated to the family; ''Ninja Steel'', on the other hand, has an intergalactic gameshow hosted by the villains, with only 3 of the rangers[[note]]2 of the Reds and the Gold[[note]] Gold[[/note]] related), and the red's personality (which was the usual IdiotHero taken UpToEleven) was drastically toned down. It repeats some elements of ''Dino Charge'', Charge''[[note]]"Villains want the source of the heroes powers", Red's father is a DisappearedDad who becomes a ranger, just to name 2[[/note]], although the series ''has'' been better received than it's source material.


*** Also, ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' takes place on a space station and leaves Earth in the rear view mirror in episode one, never to return outside of {{Reunion Show}}s. Some episodes owe more to ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and ''Franchise/StarWars'' than past incarnations of ''Power Rangers''. ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman'' is... not like that. Didn't stop ''Lost Galaxy'' from achieving the highest viewing figures (...at the beginning, because Saban {{screwed|by the network}} it in favor of the ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' dub).

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*** Also, ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' takes place on a space station and leaves Earth in the rear view mirror in episode one, never to return outside of {{Reunion Show}}s. Some episodes owe more to ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and ''Franchise/StarWars'' than past incarnations of ''Power Rangers''. ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman'' is... not like that.that[[note]]in fact, it wouldn't be until 2017's ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'' that Super Sentai would get anything even remotely like ''Lost Galaxy''[[/note]]. Didn't stop ''Lost Galaxy'' from achieving the highest viewing figures (...at the beginning, because Saban {{screwed|by the network}} it in favor of the ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' dub).



** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' was a ShotForShotRemake at first, but Deker and Dayu had to be have their stories changed for censorship reasons. By the end, though, it made them much more sympathetic characters, and therefore tragic when [[spoiler:NeverSayDie doesn't mean you can't kill them after all.]]
** Meanwhile, ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' couldn't be more un-''Goseiger,'' as an affectionate nod to ''MMPR'' to the point of practically being a remake. Frequent use of Gosei Cards in the Japanese scenes means an unprecedented number of sentai weapon/attack/zord names are kept, but the story's more reminiscent of MMPR, and also a sequel to it, with Zordon's {{Expy}} being an old ''student'' of his. Where the UMA Beasts followed the Warstar Empire and were linked only by having Buredoran being with but not of them, the insects and the toxic mutants are now working side by side. The final villain group has Metal Alice being the Buredoran {{Expy}} Vrak's personal minion and their base being his personal base. Robogog is almost adapted out and used as a part of the next villain group of Gokiager, as an emissary announcing their arrival.

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** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' was a ShotForShotRemake at first, but Deker and Dayu had to be have their stories changed for censorship reasons. By the end, though, it made them much more sympathetic characters, and therefore tragic when [[spoiler:NeverSayDie doesn't mean you can't kill them after all.]]
]] Said ShotForShotRemake was the result of ExecutiveMeddling, as producer Jonathan Tzachor vetoed it from straying too far from the source material - however, had he gotten his way, it would've been even closer to it's Sentai. This led to...
** Meanwhile, ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' couldn't be more un-''Goseiger,'' as an affectionate nod to ''MMPR'' to the point of practically being a remake. Frequent use of Gosei Cards in the Japanese scenes means an unprecedented number of sentai weapon/attack/zord names are kept, but the story's more reminiscent of MMPR, and also a sequel to it, with Zordon's {{Expy}} being an old ''student'' of his. Where the UMA Beasts followed the Warstar Empire and were linked only by having Buredoran being with but not of them, the insects and the toxic mutants are now working side by side. The final villain group has Metal Alice being the Buredoran {{Expy}} Vrak's personal minion and their base being his personal base. Robogog is almost adapted out and used as a part of the next villain group of Gokiager, Gokaiger, as an emissary announcing their arrival.


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** ''Ninja Steel'' took fan reception from both DC and ''Shuriken Sentai Ninninger'', the Sentai being adapted - in the case of the latter, it's notable that it's widely considered to be one of the worst Sentai in recent memory, to the point where Western fans had gone from wanting it to be adapted into ''Power Rangers'' instead of the train-themed ''Ressha Sentai Toqger'' to wanting it to be over with by the time the series was over. The plot was made so that it's nothing like it's source material (the story of ''Ninninger'' was about the latest generation of a line of ninjas hunting yokai; ''Ninja Steel'', on the other hand, has an intergalactic gameshow hosted by the villains, with only 3 of the rangers[[note]]2 of the Reds and the Gold[[note]] related), and the red's personality (which was the usual IdiotHero taken UpToEleven) was toned down. It repeats some elements of ''Dino Charge'', although the series ''has'' been better received than it's source material.


*** 4K Media, the Konami unit that bought the rights to the series post-lawsuit (4Kids' lawyers convinced the judge to block any other dubbing productions in international territories during it), would prove themselves capable of bastardizing the series even further, simply to just spite the fans. It's a ready source of mockery among fans, and ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' never misses an opportunity to highlight the dub's absurdity (ironically, [[OneOfUs 4Kids have enjoyed]] ''The Abridged Series'').

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*** 4K Media, the Konami unit that bought the rights to the series post-lawsuit (4Kids' lawyers convinced the judge to block any other dubbing productions in international territories during it), would prove themselves capable of bastardizing the series even further, simply to just spite the fans. It's a ready source of mockery among fans, and ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' never misses an opportunity to highlight the dub's absurdity (ironically, [[OneOfUs [[JustForFun/OneOfUs 4Kids have enjoyed]] ''The Abridged Series'').


* Creator/FourKidsEntertainment (later reformed into 4Licensing Corporation after they were sued for fraud by TV Tokyo post-bankruptcy declaration), was infamous for localizing shows like this, especially in their early years. Their then-CEO, Alfred Kahn, is [[http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/humor/the_wisdom_of_alfred_kahn.html quoted]] in Animation World Network saying, [[http://www.awn.com/articles/2003-tv-wrap-what-s-store-2004/page/3%2C1 "By the time we localize the programs, kids don't even know they're from Japan anymore."]] Their reputation was rather poor, to say the least, and other companies learned from their mistakes and would produce anime with minimal edits (such as Creator/VizMedia, who did this with ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and found a CashCowFranchise, and {{Creator/FUNimation}} with many, many more anime franchises, including one of 4Kids' own subjects as seen below).
** ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': A lot was changed in the early years. Character names were changed (largely to match the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue games']] localizations), and characters' personalities were altered to make them more relatable to American children (and at least in Misty and Brock's case, to tone down the sexuality). ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' was a hit anyway, even among those who were aware of the changes, although it did become mainstream enough to help establish anime's SnarkBait reputation in the West. Funnily enough on the other hand, [=4Kids'=] successor in localization of the anime (The Pokemon Company International); ironically gained some reputation out of nostalgia from an older audience of viewers in comparison to [=TPCI=]'s efforts of localizing, and their dub is seen as their one example of SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing in the West despite the downplayed changes from [=TPCI=].

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* Creator/FourKidsEntertainment (later reformed into 4Licensing Corporation after they were sued for fraud by TV Tokyo Creator/TVTokyo post-bankruptcy declaration), was infamous for localizing shows like this, especially in their early years. Their then-CEO, Alfred Kahn, is [[http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/humor/the_wisdom_of_alfred_kahn.html quoted]] in Animation World Network saying, [[http://www.awn.com/articles/2003-tv-wrap-what-s-store-2004/page/3%2C1 "By the time we localize the programs, kids don't even know they're from Japan anymore."]] Their reputation was rather poor, to say the least, and other companies learned from their mistakes and would produce anime with minimal edits (such as Creator/VizMedia, who did this with ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and found a CashCowFranchise, and {{Creator/FUNimation}} with many, many more anime franchises, including one of 4Kids' own subjects as seen below).
** ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': A lot was changed in the early years. Character names were changed (largely to match the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue games']] localizations), and characters' personalities were altered to make them more relatable to American children (and at least in Misty and Brock's case, to tone down the sexuality). ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' It was a hit anyway, even among those who were aware of the changes, although it did become mainstream enough to help establish anime's SnarkBait reputation in the West. Funnily enough on the other hand, [=4Kids'=] successor in localization of the anime (The Pokemon Company International); ironically gained some reputation out of nostalgia from an older audience of viewers in comparison to [=TPCI=]'s efforts of localizing, and their dub is seen as their one example of SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing in the West despite the downplayed changes from [=TPCI=].



* Pretty much any instruction manual written by Konami of America's localization staff during the NES era and most of the SNES era, which usually changed the plots of the games and renamed all the enemy characters with {{pun}}s. The changes usually never affected the games themselves, as many games at the time were lacking in-game dialogue at the time and when they did, Konami would often forget to actually change the plot of the game, leading to various game to manual discrepancies.

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* Pretty much any instruction manual written by Konami Creator/{{Konami}} of America's localization staff during the NES era and most of the SNES era, which usually changed the plots of the games and renamed all the enemy characters with {{pun}}s. The changes usually never affected the games themselves, as many games at the time were lacking in-game dialogue at the time and when they did, Konami would often forget to actually change the plot of the game, leading to various game to manual discrepancies.


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